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How a New York City newspaper delivery drivers' strike in 1945 failed to divert readers' interest in their favorite newspapers. Shows the newspapers of the day and huge lines of people outside newspaper offices waiting to purchase updated editions. In Kodachrome.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Sponsor: New York Daily News
Audio/Visual: Sd, C
Keywords: Media: Newspapers; Labor: Strikes; New York City
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: Not Today They Wouldn't
Except for those who like to do crossword puzzles I dont know many paople who ever look at a newspaper these days..mostly because of BS content - and the fact that we can always pull up the obits on the internet and even see if anybody left a "memory."
Unions havent changed tactics much though...they waited till the war was crescendoing to a dramatic victorious climax to stage the strike. Bravo AFL-CIO!
This film is laboriously repetitive and gets boring quite rapidly. Not one of the more entertaining ones.
Subject: Lots of footage of people standing in line to buy newspapers.
If this, and hearing the circulation of various newspapers spoken in tones that suggest the narrator is hard of hearing, then this is the short for you. For a good time, please skip to the end where Mayor LaGuardia reads amusingly from the funny papers.
Endlessly fascinating documentary about how New York dealt with a 17 day newspaper strike. Obviously financed by the newspapers themselves, the story focuses on how New Yorkers were determined to get their newspaper, no matter how long the line to get it was. Interesting how Unions were barely mentioned in the film. This is also a brilliant snapshot of 1940's New York. Highly reccomended.